Show 'Em the Road (Part I)
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- General Petroleum Corporation
The juvenile officer of a town explains the safety and economy competition to the police department, a two-day 663 mile route -- "starting in Lynwood and moving east to San Bernardino, then north, cutting through the mountains at Cajon Pass, to Barstow (US 91) for refueling, then out across the Joshua Tree desert to Las Vegas, Nevada. Up to the Hoover Dam, and then back home again." The ton mileage formula, used to make the competition fair, includes weighing the automobiles and pushing the cars into the gas stations.
Personalities: Ralph DePalma, famous race car driver
Excellent shots of Las Vegas, including Sands Hotel, and good night shots of neon signs in Las Vegas.
Close-ups of the faces of young men in Mobil baseball hats
Brick wall of the Lynwood City Hall, police department
Pan of uniformed officers, seated
Close up of gauge face, (a battery tester?), a distributor tester
Tire spinning on balancer, with "MOTORS" printed in red on blue fender
Sign for Public Scales
Hand adjusting old scale, ticked being placed in and punched in scale
Sign, "SUMMIT CAJON PASS", fogged in, with headlights slowly appearing as approaching cars
Cars driving in fog
Approaching the back end of a tanker with the writing "Inflammable"
Busy downtown Barstow streets and Barstow Bridge
Close-up of police officer waving traffic along, whistle in his mouth
Cars driving through the desert
Hotel signs in Joshua Tree
Road shots driving into Hoover Dam
Crowded restaurant dining
Night shots of Las Vegas neon
Desert dawn with car headlights and silhouetted figures
Young men receiving trophies
Double exposures of the faces of the boys driving with the desert scenes, powerlines, trains, and roads.
Safety Danger Lurks
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
- Run time
Subject: Who was the famous car driver again?
Make sure you don't miss the unintended homoeroticism with Mr. Ralph Depalma, race car driver, who "has thethe love for the boys as he waves the flag shirtless"
Subject: "A simple story of boy, officer and road"
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